Why using a courier service for specimen delivery is a smart choice

The cost of healthcare is at an all time high, not only for the public, but also for hospitals as well. Healthcare organizations all over are running deficits and costs continue to pile up. One of the most important and common things that happens at any healthcare facility is the use of specimens.

Delivering these from A to B is a delicate but vital task and transporting them is important. Outsourcing these services is not only an effective way to trim cost, but also enhance the quality of the delivery as these services are often highly specialized. Today, we’re going to talk about some of the reasons to use a medical courier for specimen delivery. Let’s jump right in.


Most medical couriers tend to specialize in that one, specific area. And when they don’t – they’re still qualified and have the usual HIPAA and Bloodborn Pathogen certifications. This means you can rest assured knowing your deliveries are getting to where they need to get to safely and are being handled by people who really know what they’re doing. 

Punctuality and accuracy

Whether it’s specimens, lab results or something even more meaningful than that – time is everything and when it comes to delivering medical materials – can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. Not only is it important to get the delivery from A to B as quickly as possible, but it’s crucial for it to get exactly to where it needs to get to. Using a medical courier will make sure what’s needed will get there, especially when it’s needed the most. 


Most medical couriers have considerable technology at their fingertips, making for not only as safe a delivery as possible – but also a transparent delivery. For one, customers can track the delivery throughout the chain of custody and know exactly where a specimen is at a given point in time. Not only that, but trucks are decked out in the best possible storage options, enabling them to be able to handle any kind of delivery needed. 

If you’re looking for more advice on medical couriers, feel free to give our team a call today and we’ll be happy to help. Until then – good luck!

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